CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 MCQs Questions Paper Part 2

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Direction: Read the passage given below and answer the following questions:

The uncovering of a private Instagram group styling itself Bois Locker Room featuring students from some prominent South Delhi schools discussing their female classmates in disturbingly violent ways including plans of sexual assault is a wakeup call for parents and authorities. The group formed last month or so kicked up a social media storm when screenshots surfaced. Police have questioned a 15-year-old boy to identify other members. Similar incidents involving minors discussing rape/gang rape of classmates have been reported on other digital platforms like WhatsApp too, across cities. The exchanges in the now-deleted group require precise responses from police, parents and school authorities around whom the fates of the juveniles involved now revolve. It is important to recognize where a teenager spouting objectification of his female counterparts is coming from. People of all ages, not just children, are retreating deeper into the recesses of their online avatar during this lockdown. But the heavy technological investment in children՚s education, including flooding them with personal smartphones, has not been matched by serious conversations centered on responsible internet usage and equality. Young, impressionable minds absorb the normalization of rape from the adults around them. When what they see, read, and hear is toxic masculinity, that is what they perform. That՚s what peer pressure becomes about. But if this youthful role-play of macho dominance receives timely counselling, it can prevent far graver adult offenses. Schools and parents have a critical role to play in educating children on gender equality. Digital platforms that claim to have zero tolerance towards content that violates community standards must also explain why such abuses go undetected, despite boasts about Artificial Intelligence-driven technologies to stop them. They should play a more proactive role in stopping the sexual harassment of real people in the guise of virtual sport.

[Editorial Published in Times of India, dated 6 May 2020]

Question 6

What is the Central Idea being conveyed by the Author in the passage above?

A. Modern Social Networking platforms must take the lead in regulating young people from using these platforms for sexual abuse.

B. It is significant to educate children and youngsters about gender equality.

C. Digital Platforms need to have a zero-tolerance policy towards content leading to sexual abuse.

D. None of the above.

Question 7

As per author, why is this incident a wake-up call for parents?

A. Because even the parents are indulged heavily in social networking platforms.

B. Because parents have failed to stop their children from committing such blunders.

C. Because it is the primary responsibility of parents to control their children.

D. Because the parents have failed in educating their children regarding fair internet usage and have simply invested in the technology driven education of their children.

Question 8

According to the author, in order to understand the root cause of such insensitive incidents, it is important to:

A. Understand and examine the kind of socialization process these children are exposed to.

B. Adopt Artificial Intelligence driven technologies.

C. Strengthen the environment of discipline in schools and colleges.

D. All of the above.

Question 9

On the basis of your reading of the passage, which of the following statements can be inferred?

A. Sexual Offenses can be reduced by timely counselling from parental and quasi-parental authorities i.e.. , parents and teachers respectively.

B. If digital platforms implement a Zero Tolerance Policy towards such a menace, sexual offenses can be completely stopped.

C. Investment in education of children is enough to curb the menace.

D. All of the above.

Question 10

Which of the following words are synonymous with the word ‘Spouting’ ?

A. Pouring

B. Streaming

C. Erupting

D. All of the Above.

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